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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2015, 22:03 Mordecai Walfish
 
nin wrote on Feb 3, 2015, 11:31:

It'll be my third playthrough...gotta get my DS4 working under windows...


http://ds4windows.com/

or

http://dsdcs.com/portfolio/software-development/4-ds4windows

Both are supposed to work well. I am planning on installing the first one though because the author said you can disable xinput through his interface, which is essential for older direct input games/emulators if you play older titles.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jan 31, 2015, 22:18 Mordecai Walfish
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 19:03:
Oh you're gonna love this then. Here in my city(~40k in Canada), they've started installing metal conduit on utility poles to stop copper thieves. Stupid bastards are cutting ground wires and pulling it off the poles.

Sounds like some Trailer Park Boys shit-- stripping utility poles of copper wire in small canada towns to try and fund a cannabis grow and feed bubbles' cats, lol
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
26. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 31, 2015, 13:39 Mordecai Walfish
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 04:53:
Creston wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 17:34:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 16:35:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 03:35:
I've been rocking 60/12 ever since I got that docsis 3 surfboard you guys recommended. Didn't realize such speeds were available to me without changing my contract, I had been sitting at 30/7 for years.


What is this magical modem you are referring to and does it work with any cable internet provider? Very interested in this magic bandwidth doubling technology.

I think he's referring to upgrading to a DOCSIS 3.0 capable modem from a DOCSIS 2.0 modem.

Yep. Comcast has been bumping up speeds around here for a while I just didn't really care since I had no problems with my 30 that I was paying for since that's what I agreed to 5 years ago. They never informed me about how much they had increased it beyond mailers simply urging me to upgrade my modem to "unlock faster speeds" etc. with no specifics. I decided to get my own modem instead of theirs and someone pointed me at this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJHDZSI

Thanks for the clarification. I thought for a second that you guys possibly had some inside info on some magic modem that would double cable internet speeds for anyone with cable internet. Lol
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
22. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 30, 2015, 16:35 Mordecai Walfish
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 03:35:
I've been rocking 60/12 ever since I got that docsis 3 surfboard you guys recommended. Didn't realize such speeds were available to me without changing my contract, I had been sitting at 30/7 for years.

What is this magical modem you are referring to and does it work with any cable internet provider? Very interested in this magic bandwidth doubling technology.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 30, 2015, 02:18 Mordecai Walfish
 
For the longest time I've had a 15/1 cable connection at my home because I was grandfathered into a pretty sweet deal for it ($30/mo for 15/1 with no caps, without television or phone bundled in)

Good guy ISP sends a letter at the beginning of December and says that because they've upgraded their network they are going to increase everyone's bandwidth free of charge. In my case the upgrade was to bring me to 20/2, and they said it would be done by the end of January. The upgrade was done around the middle of the month and is actually topping at 21/3. Can't complain one bit =)

Will be interesting to see if my ISP goes a further step and makes it 25/3 just to technically make it broadband so they can market it as such, especially because the current speed I have is so damn close to that it would seem to make sense to bump it that little extra bit to be able to give it that title. *crosses fingers*

Either way, I'm glad to have an alternative to the shitty 'big fish' ISP around here (Mediacom)

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 28, 2015, 16:23 Mordecai Walfish
 
Been using a plugin to use html5 by default on YouTube for a while now. Haven't had a single problem with it so far, and I'm using Firefox on 64 bit Windows 7

The plugin has a little drop-down that lets you switch between html5 and flash if you want to, also.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups
29. Re: Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups Jan 28, 2015, 15:55 Mordecai Walfish
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 15:36:

And what of the people who did the CC fraud in the first place, I guess they got away with it.

They laundered the money through these key selling sites. It's common with key stores for large batches of keys to be used by the providers as a way to launder money and get away with credit card fraud like this.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Lag Fixed
6. Re: Diablo III Lag Fixed Jan 21, 2015, 18:52 Mordecai Walfish
 
Slick wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 18:02:
who the fuck still plays this? or i guess a better question is: how many times can a sane person repeat the exact same dungeons over and over and over? 5? 10? 50? 100? 1000?

Reminds me of when I gave up playing Quake 1 on the internet.. came back from a multi-year hiatus to find everyone playing the same fucking map over and over again and just lost all interest.
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
42. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 18:29 Mordecai Walfish
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 18:23:
Where's the fun in any of that? What's so awful about just playing by the rules?

Nobody is cheating, and no rules are being broken, it's just using different input devices to try and get something that works better for you. You're still emulating an analog device with a mouse in the end, and if someone is adept with the thumbstick, they are going to just as good, if not better. I just wouldnt have to learn how to use a shitty thumbstick for competitive fps, which would be a plus in my book.

All of this is just hyperbole about what could possibly happen with the streaming option, and I dont own and dont plan on owning an xBone ever, but if I did, I would have no problem with using a mouse/kb on it, even if by default others cant. Not a thumbstick FPS guy, and never will be.
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
38. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 18:12 Mordecai Walfish
 
FloorPie wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 16:21:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 15:42:
It'll be fun once someone comes up with a good controller-to-mouse emulator to stomp controller noobs on the PC with streaming.

See http://xim4.com/

I've seen those before, but I was referring specifically to PC. When streaming games you'll need a controller, but I'm assuming that controller is gonna be hooked up to the PC, not the Xbox. I'm talking about a software solution for that scenario.

Kevin Lowe wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 18:11:
How does going into someone else's level playing field with your own advantage in any way, shape, or form even vaguely resemble fun?

There is no level playing field. Simple as that. People have used adapters like this for consoles for over a decade. I suppose you think the PC is a "level playing field" too? Anyone can get an upper hand by using the tools at their disposal, whether it be a cut corner for a post-it note being used for a crosshair, config/ini tweaks to give an advantage wherever you can, 120hz+/crt monitors, etc.. these are all tools for people trying to get the upper hand in multiplayer games.

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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
19. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 15:42 Mordecai Walfish
 
It'll be fun once someone comes up with a good controller-to-mouse emulator to stomp controller noobs on the PC with streaming.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Lag Fixed
2. Lag Oddity Jan 21, 2015, 14:58 Mordecai Walfish
 


Singing This is quality control to major lag.. you've really failed the grade, Singing

Singing And the players want to know why it's there... Singing

Singing Now it's time to leave this crapfest if you dareeee.. Singing

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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Beta Access with Founder's Pack
1. Re: Heroes of the Storm Beta Access with Founder's Pack Jan 20, 2015, 19:04 Mordecai Walfish
 
You mean I can pay money right now to test your game for you!? Fucking sign me up!  
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
8. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 19, 2015, 22:27 Mordecai Walfish
 
yuastnav wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 07:02:
I've poured thousands of hours into Natural Selection, sometime between 2003 and 2006.
Natural Selection may be dead but in our hearts it will still live on. I think having a Gorge plushy is a nice memento, even though I am a bit disappointed that it's blue and not green. In Natural Selection it was certainly very green-yellowish and I've only played very little Natural Selection 2 to judge whether the blue colour is fitting. NS2 is too broken, unfortunately. At least it was last time I played it. :/

It's gotten alot better with the Community Development Team patches and they are still releasing maps for it with a decent playerbase still on every day.

NS2:Combat was a complete flop, however.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology
53. Re: H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology Jan 19, 2015, 21:38 Mordecai Walfish
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 02:38:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 15:25:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 14:18:
Think about this scenario-- what is to stop people from waiting till late night hours when not many people are online, and a large group coordinates to do airdrops and the next day when everyone is playing this group is all of a sudden armed to the teeth because they gave $$ to the devs and ended up with weapons/armor/whatever. It's just a super-shady system for this kind of game, and one that will require a bunch of stupid immersion-breaking rules to enforce so that this seems even remotely fair to players.

Good point. I also considered even though it would be more up for grabs, calling in a drop and being in the area is much better chance for everyone involved than a group of people somewhere else with no drop at all. It still is a arms race advantage.

Watching streams, I like the idea of zombie apoc survival, but a number of these games are really deathmatch games with a little zombie presence, many times a trivial presence.

Apparently, the server has to have a certain minimum population level before you can call in an airdrop to ensure a certain level of competitiveness. I think what you're talking about is still possible, but that might complicate it a bit.

Then groups will monitor player pops and coordinate when there's the bare minimum online, prettty easy way to protect your investment a bit
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 19, 2015, 18:21 Mordecai Walfish
 
I thought the big news was that Elon Musk was planning on using the profits from the satellite internet system to fund a future colony on mars  
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News Comments > H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology
48. Re: H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology Jan 18, 2015, 18:47 Mordecai Walfish
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 15:25:

Good point. I also considered even though it would be more up for grabs, calling in a drop and being in the area is much better chance for everyone involved than a group of people somewhere else with no drop at all. It still is a arms race advantage.

Absolutely. Setting up a perimeter once you understand how the drops work would be a trivial task for a prepared group.

Also:

This Forbes article seems to hit the nail dead on.

I'm starting to really like the gaming columnists at Forbes! Who would have thought that they would become a more legitimate source of news and opinion than most 'gaming news' sites?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 18, 2015, 15:16 Mordecai Walfish
 
Gorge plushie is at ~90% of funding goal already, lol. NS2 players sure love their gorgies =)  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2015, 15:04 Mordecai Walfish
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 21:22:
Yeah, I have no idea how this didn't get challenged constitutionally. Maybe it was argued that some people didn't have standing because the actual criminal charges were dropped or something? I mean to lose your house b/c your son was caught smoking some weed in the basement is beyond the pale.

A disturbing trend in the USA's repeated waging of 'wars' in the last half a century (besides the repeated waging of thoughtless 'wars' itself..), is that each time we've declared 'war' on something, be it drugs or terrorism or whatever, is the tendency for curtailment of rights that come along with said 'wars'. Civil forfeiture to this extent was introduced as a 'weapon' in the "war on drugs".. the same way the 'Patriot Act' was introduced as a 'weapon' to fight the "war on terror", and future generations are going to state the same thing:
Yeah, I have no idea how this didn't get challenged constitutionally.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology
46. Re: H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology Jan 18, 2015, 14:18 Mordecai Walfish
 
Creston wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 23:46:
So you pay actual money for other people to wind up with your shit? Well, we can't say games aren't getting more and more scummy about trying to milk every fucking dollar out of you.

Team Fortress 2 has been doing this for a while, charging for items that will "gift wrap" an item of yours and give it to someone on the server or randomly throughout the playerbase. I think the price was like $1-2. Charging to give your stuff away.. :-/

HorrorScope wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 12:38:
Now the plane moves slower and the crate falls slower and it isn't nearly as accurate to fall at your feet. Now your $5 loot is at play amongst others equally. Agreed this isn't a lot less PTW than previously. But now it has created this new category. Pay to Have Fun, Pay for Conflict. We're just questioning what type of person would pay $5 for someone else to get your stuff.


Think about this scenario-- what is to stop people from waiting till late night hours when not many people are online, and a large group coordinates to do airdrops and the next day when everyone is playing this group is all of a sudden armed to the teeth because they gave $$ to the devs and ended up with weapons/armor/whatever. It's just a super-shady system for this kind of game, and one that will require a bunch of stupid immersion-breaking rules to enforce so that this seems even remotely fair to players.

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